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Joint ALDinHE / sigma Network Symposium – 22nd July 2019

Current issues in differentiating Learning Development
University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus
Monday 22 July 2019,  9.45am – 3.45pm

You are invited to the first co-delivered ALDinHE and sigma Network event to share and discuss current issues in Learning Development and academic skills support provision across a range of disciplines and skills areas.

The focus of this FREE meeting is differentiation, with the following themes:

  • Strategic considerations and experiences when co-locating academic skills support services (eg academic writing, maths support), to provide a differentiated approach to students’ needs from different disciplines.
  • Academic skills support delivery differentiation for diverse student groups (e.g. Widening Participation characteristics, foundation year, high achievers).
  • Teaching and learning differentiation when preparing and delivering academic skills workshops / 1:1s / drop-ins / embedded courses / online learning materials.

Proposals are invited for 10 minute case studies that address one of the above areas. Please submit your proposal here:
The deadline for proposals is Friday 21st June 2019. We would like to especially encourage those from underrepresented groups in HE to present and would particularly love to hear from women working in STEM.

Registration for the Symposium is now open, here: . (Even if you have submitted a proposal above, you must register as well.) This event will be FREE, thanks to the generosity of the hosts at the University of Bedfordshire.

The draft programme for the day is here:

Any further questions? Please email

Jennie Dettmer and Anna Judd-Yelland (local event organisers)
Steve Briggs and Maddy Mossman (ALDinHE representatives)
David Bowers and Anthea Cowen (sigma Network representatives)